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Articles from the April 9, 2015 edition

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 By Dian Ver Valen    News    April 9, 2015

Columbia County Opposes Water Decision

DAYTON – Columbia County Commissioners have agreed to join a group of local and Walla Walla County stakeholders in opposing a decision made last month by the Walla Walla Watershed Management...

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    April 9, 2015

Dayton School Levy in Voters' Hands

DAYTON – The Columbia County Auditor’s Office will mail out ballots by week’s end asking voters to decide on the Dayton School District’s 2015 capital levy. The election officially takes...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    April 9, 2015

Wait's Mill Park is Underway

WAITSBURG – Local historians are probably aware that the village of Delta (later founded as Waitsburg) grew up around a flour mill, built by Sylvester Wait, which began operations in 1865. But did...

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    April 9, 2015

Easter Egg-citement at Blue Mountain Station

Children of all ages congregated at the Port of Columbia's Blue Mountain Station . . ....

 

Vida L. Peterson

Vida L. Petersen, 100, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015, at Dayton General Hospital surrounded by family and friends. She was born December 23, 1914, in Wirth, Arkansas, to Ray Ellis and Elizabeth...

 

Hoilman Cole Engagement

Don & Carol Foley of Waitsburg, WA, and Tony & Debbie Hoilman of Starbuck, WA, announce the engagement of their daughter Stephanie LeeAnn Hoilman to Tyson Lee Cole both of Waitsburg. Tyson is...

 

Shamrock BINGO fundraiser success

WAITSBURG – TEAM Relay, the American Cancer Society Dayton/Waitsburg Relay for Life team raised $1,600 during their annual Shamrock BINGO fundraiser held March 14 at the Waitsburg Elementary School. The funds will be donated to Dayton’s Relay...

 

SEA-TECH Open House April 20

WALLA WALLA – Community members are invited to the Southeast Area Technical Skills Center (SEA-TECH) for a drop-in open house on Monday, April 20 from noon to 6 p.m. High school students taking courses at SEA-TECH are immersed in the latest...

 

Pioneer Portraits - April 9, 2015

Ten Years Ago April 14, 2005 Waitsburg Cardinals Natasha Montgomery and Matt Baker captured firsts in the high jump and 110 High hurdles, respectively, at the Milton-Freewater Carnival of Speed last Friday, April 8. Montgomery bested competitors...

 

Police Notes - April 9, 2015

Waitsburg Nothing to report. Dayton Mar. 29 Suspicious people with flashlights in the area of construction on Tucannon Street in Starbuck; deputies were unable to locate. Theft of box from front porch on E. Jackson Street by woman in a blue outfit...

 

Birthdays - Week of April 9

April 10: Bob Wardrip, Larry Loundagin, Dwight Penner, Mike DeCoria, Jennifer Mathews, Kelly Cook, Paul Green, Lauren DeRosier. April 11: Bill Huston, Mrs. Dale Rodgers, Lavonne Hamilton and Jessica Robinson. April 12: Carla Nordheim, Nathan...

 

Waitsburg School Breakfast/Lunch

10: No School 13: Breakfast Sandwich; BBQ Chicken, Bacon, Cheddar on a Roll, Sunchips 14: Biscuit & Gravy; Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes 15: Longjohn; Ham & Potato Casserole, Roll 16: Egg, Sausage, Hashbrown; Pepperoni or Cheese...

 
 By Ken Graham    Commentary    April 9, 2015

Ken Graham: FROM THE PUBLISHER

A little over a year ago, voters in the Dayton School District soundly defeated a $25 million bond levy measure that would have funded a major renovation to Dayton’s school facilities. The message...

 

Emma Philbrook: STUDENT LIFE

Artistic types go through “phases.” Picasso is the most famous example. He had his Classical Period, then his Blue Period, then his Red Period, and then several others whose names I have forgotten since my second-grade art class. I consider...

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    April 9, 2015

Dayton School District Capital Levy 2015 Facts:

Requesting: $800,000 in a two-year levy for tax year 2016 & 2017 Cost to taxpayers: 2016: 66 cents/$1,000 assessed property value = $400,000 2017: 65 cents/$1,000 assessed property value = $400,000...

 

Children Celebrate Easter in Waitsburg

Waitsburg Easter Bunny (aka Rick Ferguson). . ....

 

Hofer Sentenced to Community Service

WAITSBURG – Gabriel F. Hofer, 36, of Waitsburg was sentenced to 240 hours of community service by Walla Walla Superior Court Judge John Lohrmann on March 30 for one count of harassment, a Class C felony. Hofer was originally charged with1st degree...

 

Children Celebrate Easter in Dayton

One-year-old Ryleigh Fabian of Dayton . . ....

 

Court News

First Appearance: Leonard L. Lytle, 24; entered not guilty plea on charges of 2nd degree theft of an access device (debit card), four counts of 2nd degree identity theft, and two counts of forgery; all seven of these charges are Class C felonies. He...

 

Clean Up Dayton Volunteers Wanted

DAYTON – The Dayton Development Task Force is looking for volunteers to help with a Community Spring Cleanup this Saturday, April 11, from 9 a.m. until noon. Volunteers should bring family and friends, gloves, rakes, shovels, clippers, garbage...

 

Free State Park Days

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will offer a free park dayon Earth Day, April 22. Visitors will not need to display a Discover Pass for day use visits to state parks on that day. Free days are in keeping with the...

 

Free Dental Van

WAITSBURG – The Northwest Medical Teams International Mobile Dental Clinic, sponsored by the Waitsburg Resource Center, will be in Waitsburg on Friday, May 1. The program provides free, urgent dental care to low-income children and adults who lack...

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    April 9, 2015

Shaber Looking Forward to Challenge of Principal Role

DAYTON – Fruitland, Idaho, teacher Paul Shaber will join the Dayton School District team as middle school/high school principal in July. "This is a great opportunity for me and for my family,"...

 
 By Dian Ver Valen    News    April 9, 2015

Pasco Man Arrested After 23-Mile Car Chase From Dayton to Dixie

DAYTON – An attempted traffic stop at the intersection of West Main Street and Wagon Road in Dayton at 2 a.m. last Wednesday, April 1, led to a high-speed car chase westbound on Highway 12 through...

 

Exploring Fish Management

Third graders from Touchet Elementary visited the Fish & Wildlife acclimation pond and dam . . ....

 

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